Tropical depression likely to be declared Tropical Storm "Gert" later Sunday

Warm and Sunny Sunday Evening With Low Humidity

As of the last advisory Tropical Depression Eight was located about 310 miles north-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and was moving to the north-northwest at 14 mph.

99L is now moving northwest and might gather strength as upper-level winds become more favorable for its development over the weekend.

Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center have their eyes on two disturbances in the Atlantic, one of which is situated just off the east coast of Florida. The system had sustained winds of 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 46 miles per hour late Saturday night. It is expected to become Tropical Storm Gert Sunday with further strengthening through Tuesday. If the system goes farther west than expected, some outer rain bands may graze the North Carolina Outer Banks early this week.

At the moment, it appears this alleyway will set up far enough east that the USA would avoid any direct impacts, but increased surf along the East Coast is possible.

The hurricane center expected it to gradually strengthen over the next few days.

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